Trusted Guard combines martial arts with personal growth at new facility

By Brenda Young As classes begin and the construction phase comes to an end, owner and lead instructor Drew Barrett takes the helm of his new business, Trusted Guard Martial Arts. The business celebrates its grand opening May 1. “This is a major build that started in February,” Barrett said. “We’ve been doing a soft […]

Vegan chocolatiers mix candy for healthy snack alternatives

By Brenda Young When Scott Phillips decided to give his wife dairy-free chocolates last year as a gift, he had no idea the occasion would go beyond simply satisfying her sweet tooth–it would also open the door to a new business for the husband and wife duo. Since she is allergic to dairy products, Scott […]

Survival store outfits for camping fun to living off the grid

By Brenda Young In consideration of natural disasters occurring throughout history, it’s not uncommon for modern day consumers to think about survival skills in the wake of a crisis. This could range from major power outages to catastrophic weather events that leave large populations wondering how they will weather the storm. The Bunker, located at […]

Liberty Tax Service offers year-round solutions

By Dana Delgado GEORGETOWN — Mauro Amador is a numbers guy, a serious numbers guy whose interest dates back to childhood. The owner of Liberty Tax Service in Georgetown grew up in a family that was always crunching numbers. His mother was the Chief Auditor for the equivalent of the IRS as well as the […]

Chicken Express breaks ground in Liberty Hill

By SHELLY WILKISON If all goes according to plan, Liberty Hill could be enjoying fried chicken and all the fixins by the end of July. Restaurant Owner Clay Jones and his wife, Wendy, of Brady, joined General Manager Mitch Van Horn in Liberty Hill Wednesday at the site of the long-anticipated Chicken Express. Construction crews […]

Nationally recognized company wrapped around global industry

By Dana Delgado It is hard to put a handle on exactly what International Print and Packaging (IPP) does at their ever growing and evolving design and manufacturing plant in Northwest Liberty Hill. Off handedly, IPP President Bryan Scheible said, “We’re the company that prints stickers.” That may have been the case when the local […]

Soto built Atzimbas with authentic Mexican recipes

By Dana Delgado Elena Soto, the owner of Atzimbas Restaurante Mexicano in Liberty Hill for the last 13 years, has stepped away from her business due to sudden health issues. Her oldest daughter, 24-year-old Grecia Salazar, has taken over management of the day-to-day operations and is expected to assume ownership of the business. Ms. Salazar […]

Emma’s Treasures offers chic vintage items in downtown shop

By Dana Delgado Chic vintage designer Laurie Alkier has opened her newest business venture, Emma’s Treasures, in the heart of Liberty Hill’s historic downtown at 100 E. Myrtle Lane, Suite C. Actually, it’s more of a re-opening since she occupied the same space 10 years ago. At that time she had two business partners who […]

CrossFit offers personalized, goal-oriented workout

By BECKY WYLIE   CrossFit. You may have heard of it and you may even know someone who attends CrossFit classes. But what exactly is it?  I myself know several people who have attended classes. I, however, have never taken a class, and I’m not going to lie. I had a lot of misconceptions going […]

Deep Waters Therapeutic Massage joins San Gabriel Family Chiropractic team

By Dana Delgado When Dr. Mariska Visser left her successful chiropractic business and beautiful farm in Massachusetts a year or so ago, she not only found herself at home in Liberty Hill, but has zealously set out to build community within the community. “For me it’s about community and networking, education, healthy foods and exercise,” […]